Monday, May 23, 2011
It is my work best friend's last day at our company. She is moving on to bigger and better things. I couldn't be happier for her finding her happy ending. The sadness is for myself. I am sad not to walk into her office everyday to see her smiling face and sneak a chocolate twix from her candy jar. I am sad not to have someone to listen to my stories and understand the way few do. With close to a 20 year age difference between us, the friendship was unexpected. I remember the announcement of her arrival like it was yesterday. I was furious that I hadn't heard about it sooner and felt threatened. In my effort to kill her with kindness, I found an unexpected lifetime friend. Now onto making it through the days without her. As hard as today was, I suspect tomorrow tortorous walking by her empty office. My journey has blessed me with wonderful people to work with, and she comes close to topping the list.